Photo by Brian Guilliaux
Photo by Samantha Cooper Photography
Hello, music lovers!
We are coming your way to play...
June 8: Rough Riders Field / Frisco, TX / 6 PM
June 11: RGRS w/ The Wee-Beasties, Flametrick Subs / Denton, TX
June 12: Songbird Live w/ Kristyn Harris / Cleburne, TX / 7 PM
June 15: The Far Out Lounge w/ Mike Dillon & Punkadelick/ Austin, TX / 7 PM
June 17: Dan’s Silverleaf w/ Mike Dillon & Nolatet/ Denton, TX
June 18: MASS w/ The Wee-Beasties / Fort Worth, TX
June 24: MASS w/ Big Mike / FW, TX / 7 PM
July 2: TBA w/ Asleep At The Wheel / Fort Worth, TX
July 9: Starlight Theater / Terlingua, TX / 7 PM
July 17: Christmas in July / Floydada, TX
Sept 12: TBA / Kansas City, MO /
Hope to see your beautiful faces at one of these exciting events! Please check the websites for any specific info and guidelines. Stay safe and healthy, my dears, xo
TCU Extended Education Course!
What a wonderful month full of Western Swing music!
I enjoyed teaching and talking about all things Western Swing with an appreciative group of students. Thanks to TCU for the opportunity!
If you would like to check out what we covered, here is a link to my educational webpage: Western Swing and Cowtown
Many thanks to my guest lecturers and musicians:
Justin "Hushpuppy" Robertson - a Fort Worth native discussing his personal Western Swing experiences, as well as bringing in great records and 78s for us to hear
J.D. Barham - sharing his family's long history and association with Western Swing music, as well as bringing in artifacts, and playing some fiddle music for us!
Robert Willis - Al Stricklin's grandson, sharing his personal recollections growing up around wonderful musicians, learning from them, and time with his legendary grandfather
William L. Williams and Trinity River Music - an online archival project documenting North Texas music. William shared over 100 photos with us for our viewing pleasure featuring Western Swing musicians and venues dating back to the 1930's
Glenn McLaughlin - demonstrating classic Eldon Shamblin style Western Swing guitar and discussing his experience as a Western Swing music camp director in Truscott, TX
Nathan Phelps, Glenn McLaughlin and myself - performing a fifteen minute mini-concert on the last day to show the students some live Western Swing stylings!